Welcome to the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia,
the Pearl in the Heart of Philadelphia.
Located in South Philadelphia just steps from the Broad Street Line and in sight of City Hall, The National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia serves the nation. Here, we hold dear the values of our beloved Saint Rita of Cascia: peacemaking, healing, forgiveness, and reconciliation.
Participate in these Upcoming Events at the Shrine!
Lenten Stations of the Cross
In Support of Victims of Sexual Abuse
Every Friday in Lent at 7PM | Upper Shrine
Each Friday during Lent, our Stations of the Cross devotion will remember the passion and death of Christ. In a special way, we will also remember those who have been hurt by sexual violence and abuse. As we walk the way of the cross with Jesus, we also walk with our brothers and sisters who carry crosses of their own. Together, we seek healing, understanding, and transformation by the grace of the loving Father, saving Son, and renewing Spirit.
March 8, 15, 22, 29 & April 5, 12
Faith Enrichment Night:
Why Don’t We Forgive?: Unburdening the Heart
Thursday, April 4 at 7pm | Lower Shrine
Why Don’t We Forgive? Unburdening the Heart is an evening of learning and discussion led by Fr. Jim Paradis, O.S.A. Together, we will examine our understanding of what forgiveness is, and the things that often stand in its way. Do we ever get past “cheap” forgiveness? Why do we hold on to grudges or keep score? Living in unforgiveness is a gnawing pain. How can we achieve the peace that comes from true forgiveness, and how can this improve our lives?
Purchase a Mass Intention or Mass Card for Spiritual Enrollment
Promote the virtues of Saint Rita and support the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia by enrolling a loved one in the Saint Rita Society.
Mass Cards are also available. Learn more about how you can ask our community of believers to pray for your special intention.
The National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia operates under the auspices of the
Augustinian Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova.